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What part of the saffron plant is used?

Saffron (pronounced /ˈsæfr?n/ or /ˈsæfr?n/) is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food.

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Consequently, which part of saffron is used?

The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice. Saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand.

Secondly, where is saffron mostly grown? Iran

In this way, what country uses the most saffron?


Which part of a plant is saffron obtained from?

Saffron is obtained by hand picking the yellow stigma and style ( the female reproductive part) of plant Crocus sativus that normally grows in the Sub Himalayan region. Thousands of plants are needed to collect one gram of saffron.

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